How Did The New England Patriots React To Last Night’s Win?

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Aug 15, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Mallett

(On continuing the momentum)
“Yeah we had the momentum all game. I feel like we played well throughout the game and it continued throughout the second half and we still got some little things to overcome, but it was a lot better.”

(On his confidence building up to the touchdown throw to wide receiver Brian Tyms)
“You build confidence in practice. We’ve been watching 84 do that all camp. He’s been making plays and he got one-on-one coverage, so I’m going to let him make a play and just try and get it close to him.”

(On if it matters when he plays in the game)
“I get to play in the game – that’s all that matters. That’s all. I just want to get out there and try to get better as a player and I felt like I did that tonight and I just got to keep building on it.”

(On if there were different looks than last week)
“It’s a totally different defense; you know, they got a good team. It was close there at the end and we got a stop and then we moved the ball and ran the clock out. The offensive line did a great job right there during that last series as far as moving the ball. There were big holes for the running backs to see and get through. It’s a credit to them.”

Darrelle Revis

(On Philadelphia not throwing in his direction)
“I don’t know what their gameplan is. My thing is just to go out there and do my job. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, then it doesn’t. But you always have to be ready at all times.”

(On the penalty flags)
“It’s a new rule in 2014 that they’re emphasizing about illegal contact down the field on plays with the wide receiver and the defensive backs. Like I said before, we have to do the best that we can by being comfortable with the new rules and trying to do the right things out there on the field. I don’t know how many penalties it was. It was a lot, just watching the game and going through it, but I don’t know. It was a lot, but at the same time, the refs are going to call what they see.”

(On how the defensive unit is progressing)
“We’re getting better every week. We’re trying to reach our peak by the time Week 1 comes around. We’ve been working hard and we’ve made a lot of great plays out there today on defense so those are the types of things we are looking for. The coaches always stress turnovers to us so we’re just trying to do a good job of that and tonight we did. Logan Ryan, Cornerback

(On the leadership of Devin McCourty)
“Well Devin is just a great player; great defensive player. Intelligent guy. He’s a great leader as well, so having him around in general, any position, is great.”

(On the number of flags in the game affecting the defensive backs)
“It’s just what the emphasis is. We have to deal with it. It was going both ways, so it’s not really my job to discuss the flags. [I] just have to play ball. We have refs at practice, so we are practicing on the game situations. We are getting used to it in practice and I think it will translate to the game. That’s what the refs are there for. They’ll call it exactly as they would in a game. A hold is a hold. If it’s not, it’s not. It’s something that we are working on in practice, so I’m sure you’ll see the results in the game.”

Nate Solder

(On lining up as a tight end)
“Yeah [laughs], [Coach Belichick] had me out there for a while. We’ll see what happens. Whatever it takes, I’ll be there.”

(On the reason for lining up as a tight end)
“I don’t know. We did some things there last year. [The coaches] don’t tell me their plans, so I do what they tell me to do [laughs].”

(On if he is confident in the running backs on the team)
“I think our confidence just comes from working hard and continuing to improve. I’m happy with those guys [the running backs]. They work hard, they play hard. It’s a good group of people to be with.”